CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders
CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders
CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders
CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders
CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders
CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders
CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders

CLASSROOM SET: Zero-Waste Binders

$9.95 / Student

STEP 3: Zero-Waste Binders.

If your students require a 3-Ring Binder, do them (and the environment) a favor, and break from disposable, plastic and vinyl versions that will exist as landfill/waste for all time.

Wisdom Zero-Waste Binders are designed to be kept out of the waste stream.

Instead of purchasing a whole new binder the following year, students will only need a replacement cover.

Endlessly Repairable
100% Vinyl/Plastic Free
100% Recycled/Recyclable


We receive daily inquiries from schools requesting help with zero-waste programs.

Our advice:  Keep it simple

One single classroom can be the slow and steady campus-wide catalyst for change.

There is usually that one teacher who is the perfect candidate for piloting the school's first Zero-Waste Classroom. The classroom then has a theme, a purpose, a challenge, and becomes a "lab" of sorts where students learn and test ways to reduce their collective waste footprint as a team - proving and perfecting the concept for fellow teachers, students, and families before rolling out any school-wide changes.


STEP 1: Before asking students/families to purchase anything new, round up leftover supplies. Empty school storage cabinets and junk drawers - clean, sharpen, sort, and organize. Use up the wayward and forgotten supplies the school or classroom already has on hand, and encourage students and their families to do the same at home.

STEP 2: Don't purchase any new disposable junk (plastic, vinyl, laminated, or spiral-bound products). The NO NEW JUNK CHALLENGE!


The act of assembling our binder is intended to imprint the repairability of the product, as well as to spur thought about waste and product design.

If Wisdom Binders were pre-assembled, the replaceable, recyclable cover feature would be overlooked, and the binders would continue to be landfilled once they were worn out

"A vinyl binder is cheaper and more durable." That is so true.

Also true: Cheaper and "more durable" are catching up to us with a vengeance.

Vinyl is more durable, as in forever. Once vinyl binders are produced, they're here for the longest of hauls. For what, storing papers?!  

Vinyl binders are made of permanently affixed mixed-materials and therefore are not recycled in any meaningful capacity and never will be.

Binder recycling schemes exist to encourage the continued guilt-free purchase of more vinyl binders, meanwhile, tens of thousands of tons of these binders end up as landfillS every year.

*Every vinyl binder ever made still exists in some form. Vinyl binder take-back programs do little more than encourage continued purchasing of more plastic and vinyl waste (that's the point).

**Cardboard binders without replaceable covers are considered “mixed materials waste” and are destined for landfill.

***Nothing “composts” in a landfill - whatever goes in permanently increases to the larger toxic mass.
Waste is a design flaw.

Free within 30 days of receipt.
If there is an issue with your purchase, please reach out so we can make it right.

Orders typically packed within 24-48 hours Monday - Friday.

Orders ship via USPS or UPS. Shipping prices are the actual rates we pay (the true cost of shipping from Northern CA. - Sorry Maine!). As we grow, we will negotiate more favorable shipping rates, but for now, we pack every order (plastic-free), load up our cars, and deliver to a post office in a nearby town because our local Post Office refuses to accept or pick up the “large” number of packages we have outgoing on a normal basis.

Thanks for your patience while we navigate how to scale what we’re doing!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Excellent quality

Excellent quality binders. I love everything from Wisdom Supply.

Love the binders!

Sturdy covers, super responsive customer service team, and love that it's all shipped without plastic!

Ruth Ciaglaski
3 ring binder

I just didn't want an ugly plastic binder for my project. Thanks for making a great alternative! Super easy assembly. I just wish you did a 2" ring. I can't quite fit everything I want into the traditional size...but I'm making do with a product I'm really happy about. Love it, feel good and make it work, in my case. Thanks again!

DeLise Dirks McCormick
I love my binder

I use a binder every year for my teacher planner and grade book I needed to replace mine and his year and love that from now on, I only need to prep lace my cover and that I can recycle the old one. I also have a blank slate to personalize my binder cover.

Marie Hoff

Zero-Waste Binder KIT

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